Monday, June 13, 2011

Multi-purposing.......


Well - in issue 12.5 of my favourite magazine Australian Homespun she shared this pretty pattern....


which I just 'had' to make for a friends birthday

you see I wanted to give her something I didn't think she would have

I wonder if she has a plain vase?


that could be cheered up.....


or a plastic waterbottle


that needs some happiness wrapped around it


or perhaps her pencils are in an old bottle 


that needs disguising



 I decided to do Lisa's other pattern from the magazine ...... 


looks so pretty round the coffee pot


Lisa does the most lovely designs and stitchery..... I hope you will visit her HERE....

be sure to have a cup of coffee - there is lots you will want to read

I promise... you will be inspired.....

I will be including these in my OPAM count for this month

and linking up to Monday Show and Tell at Cookies and Cream Craft

27 comments:

  1. Thankyou so much for your kind words...your covers are just so pretty and love your fabrics!!! What a great idea also to use on a drink bottle!
    Lisa

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  2. fiona how lucky is Marina to have you for a friend,what a lovely idea,well done it looks great and so many uses for it.

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  3. Yes, I Love Lisa's designs and have been following her for a while! I love your versions of her Secret Garden jar covers - they are beautiful!!

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  4. Gorgeous stitcherys. Have used them on one of my Secret Santa things. SHHHH!!!!

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  5. So pretty! I'm going to check out Lisa's blog.

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  6. I have found a perfect place to display my gorgeous cover- a lovely water bottle with stopper. It is on my display cabinet for me to admire!
    It will be lovely to use when I have my craft group friends over.

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  8. Lovely stitchery,pattern and fabrics on the covers!
    And what a smart way of doing the two together of the Pinwheels.
    BEAUTIFUL fabrics for your BG,
    We are a few working on this lovely quilt-to-be around in the world,great:-)

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  9. How fabulous, I'll have to look out this pattern. Both items are wonderful.

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  10. Oh Fiona, you could stitch them up and cover everything that's too plain. Little skirts on all sorts of things would certainly cheer up the world.

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  11. Bubz the covers look fantasitc.....great job...

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  12. Fiona, you did such a great job, so pretty. Lisa is an up and coming famous designer me thinks!! Lucky Marina...

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  13. Such a lovely little project, it is really beautiful.

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  14. What a cool idea and, as usual, your stitching is gorgeous! I would have been surprised if your friend didn't like it! :o) Will have to go over and check out Lisa's site!

    Happy stitching, my friend!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  15. This little stitchery is adorable and I can understand why Marina loved it , just sweet!Lisa does lovely work!
    hugs

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  16. Oh, I am always happy to find a new blog that is a like minded quilted stitchy friend! Thanks!

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  17. This is just beautiful and I so love the idea... your friends surely will love it...I am off to check out her stuff... thanks for sharing her... :D

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  18. Oh I so love ehr stuff.. how do you purchase her patterns? I had a few I just loved..

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  19. They're lovely..perhaps I need to find a stitchery magazine with inspiration. I wonder what this one would cost to have it sent here...hmmm.
    Mama Bear

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  20. Such a pretty pattern and so useful too. Perfect for disguising any number of eye-sores!

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  21. Cute design with lots of uses and a great job on the stitching!
    Deb

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  22. It's so lovely! You've done a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing, Fiona. Have a great day. Sandy

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  23. That is SO darling - yes, I love her work!

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  24. Gorgeous! Beautiful stitching on it!

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  25. Great idea and beautifully stitched ... well done!

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